Hangman, Hangman

Cat. #0290 (MFH #248) - As sung by Mrs. Pearl Brewer, Pochahantas, Arkansas on November 12, 1958

VERSE 1
Hangman, hangman, slack your rope
And slack it for awhile
I see my Mother, she has come
She's rode for many a mile

VERSE 2
O Mother, have you brought me gold
And come to set me free
Or have you come, to see me hang
All under th hangman tree

VERSE 3
I've neither brought you gold
Nor 've come to set you free
Tho' I have come, to see you hang
All under th hangmun tree

VERSE 4
O hangman, hangman, slack your rope
And slack it for awhile
I see my Father, he has come
He's rode for many a mile

VERSE 5
O Father, have you brought me gold
And come to set me free
Or have you come, to see me hang
All under th hangmun tree

VERSE 6
I've neither brought you gold
Nor come to set you free
Tho' I have come, to see you hang
All under th hangmun tree

VERSE 7
O hangman, hangman, slack your rope
And slack it for awhile
I see my sister, she has come
She's rode for many a mile

VERSE 8
O sister, have you brought me gold
And come to set me free
Or have you come, to see me hang
All under th hangmun tree

VERSE 9
I've neither brought you gold
Nor come to set you free
Tho' I have come, to see you hang
All under th hangmun tree

VERSE 10
O hangman, hangman, slack your rope
And slack it for awhile
I see my brother, he has come
He's rode for many a mile

VERSE 11
O brother, have you brought me gold
And come t' set me free
Or have you come, to see me hang
All under th hangmun tree

VERSE 12
I've neither brought you gold
Nor come to set you free
Tho' I have come, to see you hang
All under th hangmun tree

VERSE 13
O hangman, hangman, slack your rope
And slack it for awhile
I see my true love, she has come
She's rode for many a mile

VERSE 14
O, true love, have you brought me gold
And come t' set me free
Or have you come, to see me hang
All under th hangmun tree

VERSE 15
O yes, I've brought you gold
And come to set you free
How could I stand, to see you hang
All under th hangmun tree

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